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About Us

Our Mission

to create housing solutions that strengthen families and communities in South Hampton Roads. This is accomplished by two independent, yet complimentary initiatives:

  1. Building safe, decent and affordable homes that empower low-income families to achieve their dream of homeownership.

  2. Making essential home repairs and providing ADA accessibility for income-constrained South Hampton Roads senior, disabled and/or Veteran homeowners to keep them Warm, Safe and Dry in their homes.

Our Vision

Our Values

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Our History

Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a true world leader in addressing today’s issues of poverty housing.


In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat for Humanity work trip to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat’s mission—through the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project—brought the organization national visibility, and sparked coast-to-coast interest in Habitat’s work. As a result, Habitat for Humanity International experienced dramatic growth in the number of new affiliates around the country.


Four years later, in 1988, a group of concerned Portsmouth citizens founded Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads. Dedicated to making affordable housing a matter of conscience and action, Habitat SHR completed its first home in 1990, in Portsmouth’s Prentis Park neighborhood.


The organization has since afforded more than 240 families the opportunity to become homeowners and has provided critical home repairs to more than 40 low-income homeowners with our home repair programs.

Our Team

Board of Directos

Board of Directors

Benjamin Huger IV


Board President

Cathy Harris

Harbor Tax Group

President Emeritus

Tamesha Clemons


Malika Traynham

City of Suffolk

Karen Tanner

Norfolk Public Schools

Board Vice President, Secretary

Susan Bradshaw

Construction Chair Person

Gerri Norman

Riverside Health Systems

Marilee Peterson, CSP

Rose & Womble Realty

Tony Gallo

Fidelity Investments

Board Treasurer

Mary Kate Andris

Development Chair Person

JaClay Gilbert

U.S. Navy / Real Estate

Frank Hruska

Frank Hruska


Executive Director

Alissa Wilson

Alissa Wilson


Development Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

Denise Shelton

Denise Shelton


ReStore & Transportation Assistant

Sharon Chittim

Sharon Chittim

Family Services

Family Services Manager

Daniel Lear

Daniel Lear


Director of Development & Communications

Lizette Quinn

Lizette Quinn


Director of ReStore Operations

Mike Moranha

Mike Moranha


Construction Manager

Kelley Hohorst

Kelley Hohorst


Donor Relations Manager

Sally Ellefson

Sally Ellefson


Transportation Coordinator

Marshall Vernon

Marshall Vernon

Home Repair

Home Repair Program Manager

Team Members


Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads hires committed professionals that work alongside hard-working, low-income families to build or renovate houses for purchase, with affordable mortgages. The work we are called to do is genuinely transformational, not only for families in need of a comfortable place to live, but for our volunteers, donors, staff, and entire communities.


If you are interested in applying to an open position, Apply on Indeed or send your résumé, cover letter, salary requirements, and a completed job application to Applications can also be mailed to:


Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads
ATTN: Human Resources
900 Tidewater Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23504

Home Repair Program Administrative Assistant

Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads’ Home Repair program is a direct, no-cost assistance to
the community. Serving seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans in the five local cities, we
facilitate critical home repairs in order to keep homeowners in a safe, dry, and warm home. The role of
Home Repair Administrative Assistant is the first person that someone reaching out to our program
speaks to. As part of the role, you will answer questions about the program, help potential clients with
the application process, and coordinate assessments. The role also will help with reporting and data
collection for grant reports from private foundations, as well as government entities.

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